- Associated Press - Saturday, June 21, 2014

DENVER (AP) - One of the four Republican candidates below will challenge Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper after Tuesday’s primary. Here’s what you need to know about each of them:


NAME: Bob Beauprez

AGE: 65

EDUCATION: University of Colorado, B.S.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Beauprez was the first candidate elected to the newly created 7th Congressional District in 2002. He ran for governor in 2006 and lost against Democrat Bill Ritter.

FAMILY: He and wife Claudia have four children.

SOCIAL MEDIA: On Twitter @bobbeauprez and on Facebook at -https://www.facebook.com/bobbeauprez. Website: -www.bobbeauprez.com/


NAME: Scott Gessler

AGE: 49

EDUCATION: Yale University, B.A., University of Michigan Law School, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, M.B.A.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: He has worked for years as a Republican Party attorney and was campaign attorney for Beauprez’s 2006 gubernatorial run. He was elected secretary of state in 2010.

FAMILY: He and wife Kristi have two children.

SOCIAL MEDIA: On Twitter @scottgessler and on Facebook at -https://www.facebook.com/GesslerforColorado. Website: -https://www.scottgessler.com/


NAME: Mike Kopp

AGE: 45

EDUCATION: North Central University in Minneapolis, B.A. Master’s in public administration from the University of Colorado at Denver.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Elected to the state Senate in 2006. His colleagues picked him as the GOP leader in the chamber in 2010.

FAMILY: Married to Shannon. He had four children with first wife Kimberly, who died in 2011.

SOCIAL MEDIA: On Twitter @ColoradoForKopp and on Facebook at -https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoForKopp. Website: -https://www.coloradoforkopp.com/


NAME: Tom Tancredo

AGE: 68

EDUCATION: University of Northern Colorado, B.A.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: A former state legislator, he was elected to the 6th Congressional District in 1998 and served for 10 years. He ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2010 as the nominee of the Constitution Party.

FAMILY: He and wife Jackie have two sons and six grandchildren.

SOCIAL MEDIA: On Twitter @ttancredo and on Facebook at -https://www.facebook.com/thomastancredo. Website: -https://governortancredo.com/

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